A Tennessee couple has been arrested after allegedly seeking to sell their infant son for $3,000 on Craigslist.
John David Cain, 26 and Deanna Greer, 37, were arraigned on Monday at the Greene County General Sessions Court on charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect after they handed off the baby to an undercover investigator on Friday.
According to reports, a Craigslist user contacted the Elizabethton Police Department after seeing the post, which advertised “a 5-month-old baby for sale.”
The police then alerted the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, as well as the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.
An undercover agent consequently contacted the couple and was advised of an asking price of $3,000.
The two parties arranged to meet up at the local Dollar General store, at which time the baby was handed over to the agent once he paid for the child in cash. READ MORE